Concert benefits the Red Cross
The Chippewa Valley Ragtime Society is holding a ragtime and vintage jazz concert on Saturday at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 310 Broadway St., to benefit the American Red Cross.
Performers Bill Fisher, Josh Gallagher, Kathy Johns, Ben Kittilstad, Nick Larson, Judy Lies, Nick Poss, Jim Radloff, Kayla Shoemaker and Sandy Williams will present historical American music from the 1890s to the 1930s.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a preconcert beginning at 6:25 p.m. and the concert will follow from 7 to 9 p.m. There is a free-will offering for this concert, which is suggested at $15 for adults and $5 for students.
Following the performance there will be an “Afterglow” with root beer floats, salted peanuts and live music until 10:30 p.m. in Ingram Hall.
For more information, email Radloff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theater guild holds auditions
The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild is holding auditions for its upcoming production of “Driving Miss Daisy” at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at The Grand Theatre, 102 W. Grand Ave.
The guild is looking for a woman 40 to 80 years old, a black man 40 to 80 years old and a man 30 to 60 years old.
“Driving Miss Daisy” follows widow Daisy Werthan, who must rely on a chauffeur hired by her son. The show follows the 25-year friendship that blossoms between the two.
Performances will be held March 8 to 11 and March 15 to 18 at The Grand Theatre.
For more information about the auditions, call 715-832-7529.
Murder mystery fundraiser returns
The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre’s annual murder mystery dinner theater returns this year with the theme “Win, Lose or Die.”
This year’s mystery centers around a game show with a murder in the bonus round.
Host Sparky Duke will hold a game of Lyrical Pursuit, where knowledge of lyrics could lead to fame and riches.
Audience members are encouraged to challenge the current lyric king, Furlong Shemp.
The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 12 to 27.
Tickets are $30 and include dinner and the show. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit ecct.org.
From staff reports